Archive for April, 2010

6 Tips to help boost your listing in Google Maps and Google local

Last year I wrote a blog post about the Google Local Business Center (LBC). This is a directory of local businesses, and can be a great source of traffic to your website and leads for your business. A listing in the Google LBC is a single web page that includes information about your business, such [...]

Are you celebrating St. George tomorrow?

It’s St. George’s Day tomorrow, celebrating the Patron Saint of England. Effectively, it is England’s National Day but did you even know that 23 April is St. George’s Day? It seems while the flag of Saint George might unite England football and rugby supporters, the country’s patron saint himself just doesn’t match up in terms [...]

How new media saw off the volcanic threat.

Any doubts as to the usefulness of social-media were set straight following the past week’s travel turmoil and the solutions offered by resourceful tweeters and Facebook users. On Twitter, #ashtag kept the Twitter community up to date with the latest developments and potential alternative routes home, while tags like #getmehome and #roadsharing helped link like-minded [...]

Is it possible to make sense of real time search?

Real time search results, that show what people are saying ‘right now’ on the ‘live web’, has been a battle ground for search engines in the last 12 months. The battle has been stoked by Twitter, whose platform has made the whole concept possible. Google and Bing moved quickly in 2009 to surface results from [...]

Is your website safe from hackers?

After a little episode we went through in 2008, we can speak with some authority on the subject of having your website hacked. It’s not a pleasant experience – yet as more people build websites and get online, it’s not as uncommon as you’d hope. Websites get hacked for lots of reasons. The stereotype is [...]

Console game tests SEO skills

In a world where technology rules and the realism of ‘reality’ even comes under question, surely nothing can ever surprise us? Well, what about a console game that has competitors doing battle in a concept based around top search engine results? Perhaps, least surprising is that the Wii console game due for release at the [...]

Don’t be a fool

It’s that time of year again and here at 123-reg we don’t want you to end up looking a fool. So we’ve trawled the web and found some of the top April Fool’s spoofs out there this year so 1) you can marvel at their inventiveness and 2) make sure you don’t get caught out. [...]

Finding inspiration for your web designs

Starting a new design can be a very daunting prospect. There you are, sat in front of a blank Photoshop or Fireworks canvas, knowing that your client wants something fresh, unique and professional.